WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Renowned for its intimate one-ring style, with no seat more than 50 feet from the performers, Big Apple Circus is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences. To that end, it couples astounding human feats with innovative design and technology. The 40th anniversary season program features the famous seven-person pyramid on the high wire with Nik Wallenda and the Fabulous Wallendas as well as the quadruple somersault on the trapeze executed by the Flying Tunizianis — the first time in circus history that both legendary feats are performed in the same tent. These record-setting acts are joined by Big Apple fan favorite Grandma the Clown and her comedic sidekick, Joel Jeske, plus Dandino and Luciana, a dynamic duo who combine speed, acrobatics, and daredevil grace on rollerskates; award-winning contortionist Elayne Kramer; master juggler Gamal Garcia; Jan Damm on the Rola Bola; acclaimed Risley acrobats the Anastasini Brothers; ringmaster Ty McFarlan; and circus trainer and presenter Jenny Vidbel, who performs in the ring with 16 horses and ponies as well as rescue dogs.